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Old 11 Jun 2006, 12:47 pm
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Default '95 Civic Erratic Idle

I have a 1995 Honda Civic LX with 90,200 miles. To try to save myself
some money and perform preventive maintenance I replaced the timing
belt, timing belt tensioner, water pump, drive belts, adjusted the
valve lash, and cleaned the throttle body over the Memorial Day
weekend. I also tried to adjust the timing, but it's hard to line up
that middle dot with the mark on the timing belt cover. I also
couldn't find the check connector with the brown and green&white wires
(I did find one with brown and black and tried that one). Now my
idle will go up and down between approximately 800 to 1300 rpm, and
occasionally will idle steady at about 1100 rpm. Drivability is fine,
just annoying at a stop light. I tried bleeding the cooling system
again, but did not seem to get any air out. I'm working off of the
Chilton and Haynes books. Any suggestons?
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Old 11 Jun 2006, 12:58 pm
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Steve wrote:
>
> I have a 1995 Honda Civic LX with 90,200 miles. To try to save myself
> some money and perform preventive maintenance I replaced the timing
> belt, timing belt tensioner, water pump, drive belts, adjusted the
> valve lash, and cleaned the throttle body over the Memorial Day
> weekend. I also tried to adjust the timing, but it's hard to line up
> that middle dot with the mark on the timing belt cover. I also
> couldn't find the check connector with the brown and green&white wires
> (I did find one with brown and black and tried that one). Now my
> idle will go up and down between approximately 800 to 1300 rpm, and
> occasionally will idle steady at about 1100 rpm. Drivability is fine,
> just annoying at a stop light. I tried bleeding the cooling system
> again, but did not seem to get any air out. I'm working off of the
> Chilton and Haynes books. Any suggestons?



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The owners manual says you have to fill the RESERVOIR to the MAX mark
whenever any work is done on the cooling system. If you top it up three
days in a row, the remaining air will be displaced. Be sure to turn the
heater on HOT too, since lots of air can hide in your heater core.

No tap water . . Honda premix is best.

'Curly'
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Old 11 Jun 2006, 02:37 pm
Elle
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Default Re: '95 Civic Erratic Idle

During the air purge procedure, did you wait for the fan to
come on twice? From cold engine, this may take over 40
minutes.

http://www.honda.co.uk/car/owner/workshop.html links to a
Factory Service Manual that may help with the service check
connector. Go to the manual, then the Electrical section,
then "ignition system." Or click on
http://media.honda.co.uk/car/owner/m...pdf/23-a85.pdf

"Steve" <rehed@verizon.net> wrote
>I have a 1995 Honda Civic LX with 90,200 miles. To try to
>save myself
> some money and perform preventive maintenance I replaced
> the timing
> belt, timing belt tensioner, water pump, drive belts,
> adjusted the
> valve lash, and cleaned the throttle body over the
> Memorial Day
> weekend. I also tried to adjust the timing, but it's hard
> to line up
> that middle dot with the mark on the timing belt cover. I
> also
> couldn't find the check connector with the brown and
> green&white wires
> (I did find one with brown and black and tried that one).
> Now my
> idle will go up and down between approximately 800 to 1300
> rpm, and
> occasionally will idle steady at about 1100 rpm.
> Drivability is fine,
> just annoying at a stop light. I tried bleeding the
> cooling system
> again, but did not seem to get any air out. I'm working
> off of the
> Chilton and Haynes books. Any suggestons?



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